Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Abbotsford BC Canada
Help me come up with a good story!
I need some help from the brain trust here to come up with an almost believable explanation for the dumb questions and comments I get about the new and improved, modernized Granada. The truth is getting boring and repetitive, so I need something that will impress the conspiracy theorists!
As you can see from my sig, the Granada is more or less a '97 Explorer under the hood, mated to a T-5 and the stock 8" rear end with upgrades. It is black with lots of chrome and Cragar SS mags, and looks pretty good if I do say so myself.
A few people said something like "They didn't make very many like this, did they?" (Try "none"!)
I have a "Hurst equipped" badge on the trunk. I must have been asked twenty times if it was a "genuine Hurst Granada".
One guy commented on my "period correct fuel injection." When I said they didn't have fuel injection like that in 1977, he pointed to the "Electronic Fuel Injection" badge on the trunk (taken from an '84 Lincoln}, and said, "Oh, yeah, what about that, then?" I guess he couldn't figure out that sticking an emblem on the fender was much easier than the actual EFI swap!
I also have GT badges under the "Granada" script (taken from a Toyota!), and I heard someone telling her kids that she had learned how to drive in a Granada GT (no such thing except for mine!)
I'm thinking I need to come up with a story that is almost crazy enough to be true, to see how many people bite. Maybe something like the car was a prototype with EFI that was reverse-engineered at Area 51 from the spaceship that crashed at Roswell. The reason multiport EFI didn't show up in mass production until 1986 was that oil companies bought it up and kept it in a barn. They had not thought to patent it, an employee discovered this, and decided to turn whistleblower......you get the idea!
Let's see what we can come up with! I'll try it out at the next show 'n shine, and let everyone know how many people bought the story.
Genuine original one-of-a-kind 1977 Hurst Granada GT